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Move to Canberra on PR Visa! New ACT Occupation List is Released to Invite Nomination Applications

By Rajneesh Kumar Posted 05, Jul 2017

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Its a great opportunity yet again to get PR in Canberra- the beautiful capital city of Australia. ACT (Australian Capital Territory) government has released the new ACT Occupation List to invite applications for the nominations. The ACT government releases this list every year to select the most suitable foreign skilled workers for the labour market in Canberra region.

New ACT Occupation List Released

The ACT Government has released the new ACT occupation list on July 4, 2017. This list includes the high demand occupations in the Canberra. If your skills and experience matches with any of the occupations listed in ACT Occupations list, you can apply for nomination from ACT.

Check the New ACT Occupation List here

The ACT Occupation List

The ACT occupation list is valid do find out your eligibility for the below Skilled Visa Programs, i.e.
  • For Nomination of Skilled Nominated (subclass 190) visa and
  • Employer Nomination: Regional Certifying Body support of an Employer Nomination under the Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme

If you have skills and experience in any of the listed occupations in ACT occupation list and you meet the nomination parameters, you can apply for the nomination from Canberra for the above said permanent Visa.

Also Read- Looking to Move to Australia -Victoria has released the New Occupation Lists to Invite Applications

Skilled Nominated Subclass 190 Visa is the most Relevant Visa Category to Apply

Skilled Nominated Subclass 190 Visa is the permanent visa that allows the visa holder to live and work in Australia on a permanent basis. Since this is a State nominated visa, you first need to obtain the nomination from the Australian state you want to move. Subclass 190 Visa is the part of General Skilled Migration (GSM) Program, which review and select the highly skilled and talented overseas skilled workers through an online and point based immigration system.

Process after Nomination

Once you are nominated, create your profile and submit the Expression of Interest (EOI) on the online SkillSelect System, and score minimum 60 points based on your age, qualification, work experience, English Language proficiency, etc. If you are selected based on your profile score, you will get ITA (Invitation to Apply) for Subclass 190 Permanent Visa from the authorities. You need to apply for PR visa within 60 days of receiving the ITA.

Also Read- 29 Visa Approvals Within 2 months- An Outstanding Achievement by Visas Avenue Team

Need Assistance from a MARA register Australia Immigration Consultant?

In view of recent immigration changes made by Australian government, it is wise to apply under the guidance of an Australia Migration expert. However, make sure that the Immigration Consultant you hire is MARA registered. The Migration Agents Registration Authority (MARA) is the regulatory body or registration authority for Australian migration agents.

Visas Avenue is the leading and MARA registered Visa and Immigration Consultancy Firm in India that every year provide immigration assistance to hundreds of people in immigration process and consequently help them obtain the approval for their desired visas. To confirm your eligibility or to receive professional advice and assistance to apply for Australia PR, send your queries and details to


Rajneesh Kumar

Rajneesh Kumar is a well-known writer,blogger and content creator. His passion and expertise in writing content on Immigration, visa, political affairs, News, current affairs, etc. makes him one of the best professional writers around.

He has been creating the Immigration Content, i.e. Blogs, Articles, social media, videos, etc. for more than 5 years now.


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